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Governor McAuliffe Announces Grant to Help Doctors Identify Potential Opioid Abuse

Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe announces that the state has received a $3.1 million grant from OxyContin manufacturer Purdue Pharma to help it integrate its prescription monitoring program with the EHRs of local providers.

King’s College Hospital London Selects Cerner’s Clinical and Financial Management System

In England, King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust selects Cerner as the EHR vendor for the 100-bed hospital it is building in Dubai.

After meeting with pharma lobbyists, Trump drops promise to negotiate drug prices

Vox reports that pharmaceutical executives have persuaded President Trump to drop his call for Medicare to begin negotiating lower drug prices, opting instead for a plan that includes lowering drug company taxes and reducing regulations.

Beth Israel, Lahey health systems agree to pursue merger

In Massachusetts, Lahey Health and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center announce merger plans. The combined organization would include eight hospitals, 29,000 employees, and $4.5 billion in annual revenue.

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